Darjeeling Holiday Tour Package – Abundant Natural Beauty of West Bengal4 Nights 5 DaysPackage Code: HTPC000484
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Darjeeling Holiday Tour Package – Abundant Natural Beauty of West Bengal
Darjeeling Holiday Tour Package: Overview
Darjeeling and Kalimpong are amongst the most gorgeous and appealing hill stations in India which are known for their culture, lifestyle or north India which attracts thousands of tourists to visit from all around the world. Darjeeling trip is the best way to explore this all the year round destination.
Darjeeling Holiday Tour Package is most awaited package designed specially for tourist to enjoy their holiday in beautiful and magnificent land. Package starts from Darjeeling and covers Kalimpong, 2 Night stay in both destinations which makes this package 4N/5d.
Darjeeling is amongst the most gorgeous and appealing hill stations in India which is also known as "Queen of Hill". This amazingly tour that begins with your arrival in New Jalpaiguri or Bagdogra, will take you through this magnificent hill station and give you an insight of its mesmeric beauty and appeal.
In this 5 days package you will also cover Kalimpong where you will get struck by the enchanting beauty of the hill station.
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What is Unique in Darjeeling Holiday Tour Package and why?
North East when combined with Darjeeling can be assumed to very fascination and holiday experience destination which is famous for its nature, adventure and history. This Package is a unique combination of Darjeeling & Kalimpong where you can find different excursion to visit and stay with their culture, lifestyle and with chance to interact with local peoples. In this tour package you will get a experience of adventure through Mountaineering, Darjeeling Ropeway Ride, Experience Toy Train in Darjeeling, panoramic view of Tea Estate and Buddhist monasteries.
Darjeeling Holiday Tour Package: Highlights
Famous Buddha shrines in Darjeeling: Japanese Peace Pagoda
One of the highest tea factories in India: Happy Valley Tea Estate
Highest peak in Darjeeling: Tiger Hill
Experience Toy Train ride: Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
One of the most beautiful structures: St. Andrew’s Church
Production of Tibetan handicraft at Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre
Men made park: Deolo Hill
Oct-01 To Mar-31
Apr-01 To Sep-30
Dec-20 To Jan-05
04N/5D Standard Package
Hotel Springburn (Darjeeling), Hotel Mountain View (Kalimpong)
04N/5D Deluxe Package
Mount Himalayan Resort (Darjeeling), The Soods Garden Retreat ( Kalimpong)
04N/5D Luxury Package
Mayfair Hill Resort (Darjeeling), Elgin Silver Oaks (Kalimpong)
Darjeeling Holiday Tour Package: Inclusion
04 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis
Breakfast and Dinner
02 Night stay with sightseeing at Darjeeling
02 Nights stay with sightseeing at Kalimpong
Private Ac vehicle for 05 days
Parking, Toll tax and Driver hault
Inclusive of all taxes
Darjeeling Holiday Tour Package: Exclusion
Any airfare, Busfare and railway fare
Any activity, Toy train charges
Arrive at Bagdogra Airport or railway station and proceed towards Kalimpong, which is a small hill station, known for its tranquility and scenic beauty. Kalimpong is a great destination for those who wish to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and spend some time in peace. Upon arrival check in to hotel and you may have lunch at same hotel, after that get ready to explore Kalimpong through its famous excursion and make your holiday enjoyable. Visit Forest Museum, Deolo Hill, Hanuman Mandir and Dr Graham Homes, after sightseeing you will return back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Kalimpong hotel.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Lunch: Served at same hotel
After breakfast start your day by visit some more famous excursion of Kalimpong which includes Durbin Monastery, Pine View Nursery and Mangaldham. After sightseeing come back to hotel and rest of the day enjoy at your leisure. By the evening you will visit flowers markets of the place and interact with the locals. Later come back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Kalimpong hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Lunch: Served at same hotel
After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed towards Darjeeling. Upon arrival you will visit to explore such famous places of Darjeeling which includes Tiger Hill, Observatory Hill and Batasia Loop. After sightseeing you may have lunch at any nearest restaurant, later you will have time to explore some more other excursion which are Happy Valley Tea Estate, Joey’s Pub, Japanese Peace Pagoda, Aloobari Gompa and St. Andrew’s Church. By the evening you will enjoy at very famous toy train of Darjeeling at Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. After that return back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Darjeeling hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Lunch: Served at any nearest restaurant
After breakfast start you day with very beautiful sightseeing of Darjeeling which includes Himalayan Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Darjeeling Ropeway Ride (Ticket cost not included & will be approx INR 180.00 per person) Tenzing & Gombu Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center (Closed on Sunday) & panoramic view of Tea Estate. After sightseeing return back to hotel and you may have lunch at same hotel, enjoy rest of the day free at your leisure. Overnight stay with dinner at Darjeeling Hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Lunch: Served at same hotel
After breakfast check out from hotel and you will drop to Darjeeling airport or railway station for onwards journey. Tour gets end with lots of memory
Things to do in Kalimpong
Paragliding in Kalimpong
Soar through the clear blue skies while you paraglide over the scenic beauty of the north eastern tea gardens of Darjeeling. The take-off point of the flight is Dello Hills in kalimpong, one of the best view points in Darjeeling which offers prime views of majestic towering mountains. Gliding is a weather dependent sport and it is suggested to fly in fine weather which commences from April to June and again in October.
Biking from Kalimpong to Siliguri
Ride through the mountains and witness the stunning geographical features of the region.
Enjoy a delicious local Nepali meal before reaching Lava via Algara riding for about 32 kms. Gaze at the stars in the clear blue night sky while having a delightful camping experience camping.
Continue your ride from Lava to Sevoke and explore the spellbinding appeal and the tranquility of this place. Reach Savoke after a riding a distance of 103 kms via Gorubathan and Damdim.
Darjeeling Ropeway Ride
One of the best ways to experience the panoramic views that Darjeeling is so famous for, is by taking a ride on the ropeway. It's also called the Rangeet Valley Cable Car because of the spectacular view of the valley around the river Little Rangeet. It consisted of sixteen cars and plied between the "North Point" in the town of Darjeeling and Singla on the banks of the Ramman river. The journey on the ropeway offered beautiful views of the hills and the valleys around Darjeeling.
Shopping in Darjeeling
Shopping in Darjeeling is a delight for tourists, who can shop a vast collection of mementoes and different antique. Shopping at Darjeeling is one of the favorite recreational activities for the tourists. Curios like thangkas, woven fabrics, brass statues, woodcarvings, jewellery, carpets and the famous Darjeeling tea are the prime items for sale in the Darjeeling district. The tourists find a vast array of handicrafts and curios, ideal gifts to take as souvenirs from Darjeeling.
Places to Shop Darjeeling
Darjeeling is pretty popular with Backpackers for shopping as they get to buy stuff at real good deals and budget prices. The top five things we recommend to buy from the markets of Darjeeling are:
Beads and Jewelry
Where to Buy?
The most popular markets in Darjeeling are:
Chowrasta in Darjeeling
Supermarket at Motor Stand
Art emporium and Dorjee on Ladenla Road
Food to eat in West Bengal
Places to visit in Kalimpong
Thongsha Gompa: Tharpa Choling Monastery is Thongsa or Bhutan Monastery. Thongsha Gompa is the oldest Gompa built during the Bhutanese period, in 1692.
Tharpa Choling Monastery: Tharpa Choling Monastery belongs to the Gelukpa sect and is on the way to Dr. Grahm Homes. Tharpa Choling Monastery was built in 1937 and is the repository of old scriptures and documents.
Tharpa Choling Monastery Kalimpong: Kanguyar, in 108 volumes, brought by the Dalai Lama when he fled Tibet. Excellent view point for snow and valley views
Nature Interpretation Centre: Nature Interpretation Centre is operated by the Forest Department. Nature Interpretation Centre focuses on flora, fauna and local people interacting with ecology.
Army Golf Club: Army Golf Club, hewn out of a hillside, to keep officers fit for high altitude soldiering. Excellent angle for photography of Durpin Monastery from 3rd Green.
St. Teresa Church: St. Teresa Church was built by local craftsmen to resemble a Gompa. It has wood carvings adorning the walls, depicting biblical scenes, in which personalities resemble Buddhist monks. It is an interesting example of Tibetan influences.
Flower, orchid and exotic flora nurseries: The name of Kalimpong has become synonymous with flower nurseries many of which abound here. Gladioli, orchids, cacti, amaryllis, anthuriums, roses, gerberas, dahlias and other exotic plants are grown in a number of flower nurseries in Kalimpong, mainly for export. The weather and the soil of Kalimpong are very conducive to the growth of orchids, roses, gladioli and dahalias
Colonial Bungalows: Colonial Bungalows were built by British wool traders during the "Raj" period, located on Rinkingpong and Hill Top Roads. These include Surya Sadan, Crockety, Galingka, Morgan House, Tashiding, Ringking Farm. Of these, Morgan House and Tashiding, now Government Tourist Lodges, can be viewed.
Mangal Dhaam: Mangal Dhaam was recently constructed as the place of worship. This is a marvelous piece of architecture.
Deolo View Point: Deolo View Point is situated at the top of Deolo Hill at 1914 metres, overlooking the town of Kalimpong. The top of which is the highest point in Kalimpong. There are excellent views of snow peaks, Kalimpong town and the Teesta Valley. Two big reservoirs here are the source of water supply to the town of Kalimpong below.
The people of Darjeeling consume a diverse variety of foods. Each ethnic group has its own distinct traditional food. A popular food in Darjeeling is the momo, a steamed dumpling containing chicken, mutton, pork, beef or vegetables cooked in a doughy wrapping served with a watery vegetable soup and spicy tomato sauce/chutney.
Another very popular Tibetan food is Thukpa. It is essentially a hot noodle soup mixed with meat, eggs, vegetables etc and served in a large bowl.
There are many Bengalis who have settled in Darjeeling and many keep visiting from Kolkata and Siliguri areas. As a result restaurants serving Bengali food are thriving here. Visit Bengali food in Darjeeling to know about the popular Bengali dishes and restaurants in Darjeeling serving them.
How to Reach Darjeeling
By Air: Bagdogra is the nearest airport to Darjeeling. From Darjeeling, the distance of this airport is about 88 km. It takes about 3 ½ hours to drive from Darjeeling to Bagdogra. This airport can be reached from the metropolitan cities of India.
By Rail: The nearest railway station to Darjeeling is New Jalpaiguri or NJP. The distance between Darjeeling and NJP is almost 88 km. It is the most important railhead of the region. This railway station can be reached from the major cities of India. The famous toy train can be taken from New Jalpaiguri to reach the hill station. It is a wonderful experience taking a ride of this train and enjoying the surrounding picturesque scenario.
By Road: Bus services are available for tourists. After reaching Siliguri bus can be taken to reach Darjeeling. By availing the Tenzing Norgay Road, which is known as NH-55 Darjeeling can be reached from Siliguri, NJP and Bagdogra. It merely takes some more than 3 hours to reach Darjeeling via NH-55. Private taxis may be hired for this journey.
Best time to visit Darjeeling
Tourists planning a tour to Darjeeling can visit it during any time from October to December or between March to mid weeks of June.
Weather of Darjeeling
Darjeeling can be very cold, it’s difficult to predict and rely on Darjeeling's weather. Although you may see a perfectly settled and beautiful weather at one instance, soon cloud or fog can rise from the deep humid valleys and put a white blanket all around. The weather in Darjeeling blends with love, lust and lure when the bracing summer rays greet those beautiful couples. The temperature in Darjeeling in May and June remains in and around 20 degree and 27 degree.
Darjeeling Toy Train
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as the "Toy Train. The Toy Train ride is a romantic approach to the Himalayas, a mysterious region. The landscape can only be described as spectacular and the views of the Himalayan peaks breathtaking. The Darjeeling Toy Train is one of the most famous narrow (2 feet ) gauge trains. This joy ride begins at New Jalpaiguri, a busy railway station in the plains. The plains are much warmer than the hills and as the train climbs up the mountains the climate gets much colder. Therefore it is advisable to keep warm clothes handy as one needs them.
Darjeeling toy train ticket
Diesel Engine Rides: Rs. 800/- All first class seats.
Steam Engine Rides: Rs. 1,300/- All first class seats.
Darjeeling This old hill town with its old colonial charm has adapted itself over time and offers nighttime entertainment in its own unique way. Nightfall arrives early and places generally close by 6pm. The limited bars and lounges are often attached to restaurants, but even here do not expect a crowd of people engaging in stories and laughter. If you drop by over summer you are likely to get a different crowd all together and are far more likely to encounter a bubbly crowd in the festive month of December.
There are some Pubs and bar suggested for your connivance
Joey’s Pub: This is a traditional British style pub housed in a cozy cottage building. The pub is owned and run by Puran Gongba, a charming man in his middle age. You are likely to meet up with locals who come here regularly & swear by this pub, and of course Puran himself who is usually always available at the bar making drinks for the guests.
The Buzz: The pub is marked by the various collections of items like models of vintage cars, cart wheels, bugles and many other musical instruments hanging from the ceiling and walls.
Shangri-La Restaurant & Bar: This building too came up during the colonial days. The inside decor is really appealing. There is a section next to the bar counter. Large plasma TVs are fixed on the walls. The bar has nice selection of drinks of all types including wine, whiskey, bear, rum, vodka etc.
Darjeeling has a temperate climate with wet summers caused by monsoon rains. The annual mean maximum temperature is 14.9 degree C (58.8 degree F) while the mean minimum temperature is 8.9 degree C (48.0 degree F).
West Bengal culture
The culture of West Bengal is an Indian Culture which has its roots in the Bengali literature, music, fine arts, drama and cinema. People of West Bengal share their cultural heritage with the neighboring Bangladesh. Apart from boasting of its immense contribution in reformation movements, the state also takes the credit for being the pioneer of cosmopolitan culture in the country. Over the years, the culture of West Bengal has emerged as the perfect blend of modernity and traditions. People belonging to almost all the religions practiced in India can be seen in West Bengal. However, Hindu and Muslim domination still prevails. The minority communities in the state include Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains. Fairs and festivals form an important part of all the religions of Bengal.
Kalimpong river rafting
Teesta River at Kalimpong has become one of the most popular hotspots of River Rafting in eastern India. It starts from Beni, the confluence of rivers Teesta and Rangeet provides the major base of rafting. The rafting trips are Teesta river starts mostly at Melli Bridge and culminate at Geilkhola in Kalimpong. Get ready for the excitement and roller coaster rapids on the Teesta River exploring the mesmerizing beauty of North East region of India.
Timing of River Rafting
Teesta Rivers being the main river rafting routes are virtually inaccessible during the winters. The Teesta is one of the few rivers where river rafting is confined to the winter months, between October and April.
Places to visit in Darjeeling
Tiger Hill: The Tiger Hills is the highest peak in Darjeeling and offers a splendid view of the Kanchenjunga and Mt. Everest. Due to the proximity with three international borders, Darjeeling is strategically a very important place. Darjeeling is known worldwide for its toy train. It is one of the few remaining steam powered trains in the world. It comes from Siliguri and takes six to seven hours to cover a distance of 82 kms. It gives enough opportunity to enjoy nature and see beautiful waterfalls and streams as it passes through deep green valleys, mountain passes, tea gardens and tunnels.
Observatory Hill: Observatory Hill is a famous view point and tourist attraction in Darjeeling. The location is famous for its magnificent views of Kanchendzonga and the ancient temple dedicated to Mahakaal or Lord Shiva.
Batasia Loop: Batasia Loop can be visited when the famous ‘Toy Train’ makes its way across a looped track that transverses through some beautiful parks. The place is famous for housing a Gorkha war memorial and while in the toy train you can witness a 360 degrees view of Darjeeling. The local crafts market located nearby is a must visit.
Happy Valley Tea Estate: Happy Valley Tea Estate is one of the major tourist attractions in Darjeeling. The place is located amidst some of the most breath taking surroundings in India. It also houses one of the highest tea factory in the world and was established in 1854 by an Englishman and was later taken over by an Indian aristocracy from Hoogly. The scenic charm of this tea garden is heartwarming. Happy Valley is the most accessible Tea Estate, as it is only about 3 kms from town
Japanese Peace Pagoda: Japanese Peace Pagoda is a part of 30 such structures across the world. The Buddhist shrine is located amidst some really enticing locations and is built in a beautiful white structure with golden colored sculptures. The structure is 23 sq meters wide and 28.5 meters high.
Ghoom Monastery: The Ghoom Gompa was founded by a Mongolian astrologer/monk in the year 1875. The place is also well-known as Yogachoeling Gompa. One is greeted by a huge 'Maitreya Buddha' statue at the entrance gate of the Gompa. Visitors also find bells, ornate thanks scrolls as well as drums inside the Gompa.